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Table 2 Availability of supplies, drugs and equipment to prevent and manage pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, according to facility type and ownership

From: Health facility readiness and provider knowledge as correlates of adequate diagnosis and management of pre-eclampsia in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

Variable Facility ownership Facility type All (n = 58)
Public (n = 17) Private (n = 41) p-value Hospitals (n = 28) PHCs (n = 30) p-value
Percent of facilities having the following drugs and supplies—no. (%)
 Aspirin tablet 8 (47.1) 12 (21.9) 0.04 10 (35.7) 7 (23.3) 0.30 17 (29.3)
 Magnesium sulfate inj 6 (35.3) 15 (36.6) 0.93 12 (42.9) 9 (30.0) 0.31 21 (36.2)
 Diazepam inj 12 (70.6) 23 (56.1) 0.30 19 (67.9) 16 (53.3) 0.26 35 (60.3)
 Hydralazine inj 1 (5.9) 3 (7.3) 0.67 3 (10.7) 1 (3.3) 0.28 4 (6.9)
 Nifedipine tablet 4 (23.5) 5 (12.2) 0.43 5 (17.9) 4 (13.3) 0.45 9 (15.5)
 Methyldopa tablet 5 (29.4) 6 (14.6) 0.17 8 (28.6) 3 (10.0) 0.07 11 (18.9)
 Calcium gluconate inj 9 (52.9) 9 (21.9) 0.02 10 (35.7) 8 (26.7) 0.46 18 (31.0)
 Any fluids (saline, ringer lactate, dextrose) inj 17 (100) 38 (92.7) 0.35 28 (100.0) 27 (90.0) 0.24 55 (94.8)
 Urine test for proteina 9 (52.9) 30 (73.2) 0.14 22 (78.5) 17 (56.7) 0.17 39 (67.2)
 Potocols for management of PE/E 9 (52.9) 20 (48.8) 0.77 18 (64.3) 11 (36.7) 0.04 29 (50.0)
 Indwelling urinary catheter 9 (52.9) 23 (56.1) 0.83 15 (53.6) 17 (56.7) 0.81 32 (55.2)
Percent of facilities having the following equipment—no. (%)
 Blood pressure machine 17 (100) 41 (100) > 0.99 28 (100) 30 (100) > 0.99 58 (100)
 Stethoscope 17 (100) 39 (100) > 0.99 28 (100) 30 (100) > 0.99 58 (100)
 Fetoscope 17 (100) 39 (100) > 0.99 28 (100) 30 (100) > 0.99 58 (100)
 Oxygen cylinder and adult mask 5 (29.4) 2 (4.9) 0.01 5 (17.9) 2 (6.7) 0.18 7 (12.1)
 Ambulances 10 (58.8) 11 (26.8) 0.02 15 (53.6) 6 (20.0) < 0.01 14 (24.1)
Readiness score—%
 Median 69.2 53.8 0.14 69.2 53.8 0.011 53.8
 Interquartile range 53.8 to 84.6 46.1 to 69.2   53.8 to 76.9 38.4 to 69.2   46.2 to 69.2
Tertile of readiness score—no.(%)    0.26    0.04  
 Low tertile 6 (35.3) 24 (58.5)   10 (35.7) 20 (66.7)   30 (51.7)
 Middle tertile 6 (35.3) 10 (24.4)   9 (32.1) 7 (23.3)   16 (27.6)
 High tertile 5 (29.4) 7 (17.1)   9 (32.1) 3 (10.0)   12 (20.7)
  1. PHCs Primary health centres, inj Injectable, PE/E Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
  2. a Dipsticks or acetic acid